In complete shock. My brother’s x-wife committed suicide. His step-son called him early this morning to let him know. I am assuming she did it shortly after she found out that my father had died.
For some odd reason, he had been sending her money and paying her bills since my mom died. I guess she was an expert at extorting money from elderly people. She has created chaos in the family for years. Doing things like shredding clothes we sent to the children. They had one daughter, who had passed away in a car wreck. She had two other sons, and although he was married to my brother he was not their biological father, he did help with their care and finances.
Now comes the questions from her children. They are both adults. One is in prison and the other is some kind of court-ordered rehab and has outstanding warrants. I think the best approach for me is to stay completely uninvolved. She was a mentally ill, abusive and mean person.
I know my brother and his caring heart. He can yell at me for days but always wants to do the right thing. I think the right thing is to stay away.
I couldn’t hit publish on this yesterday ~ I was just not prepared at all.